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CREATE

CREATE is an all-campus student event run by the Office of Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity. 

CREATE 2023 is happening April 3 - 6

More information coming soon!

Objectives

  1. To recognize and celebrate student scholarship, research, and creative activity
  2. To offer a venue for students to attend an academic-style conference within a safe, collegial atmosphere
  3. To afford students the opportunities to share their work and get feedback
  4. To help foster the culture of scholarship, research, and creative activity at VIU

CREATE Short Intro - What is CREATE and Why Participate?


Oral Presentation Workshop

Covers 10-minute presentations, Slams, Rants, and VIUTube. Recorded at a live Zoom session on February 17.

View the Oral Presentation Workshop video


Poster Presentation Workshop

Covers Research Posters, Infographics, using PowerPoint to format, and Twitter Posters. 

View the Poster Presentation Workshop video


How to make a word cloud tutorial for students

The word cloud tutorial was designed for English 115 in mind, but includes a great intro to word clouds and how to use the online platform WordArt.

View the How to make a word cloud tutorial for students video


What is a research poster?

This video covers the following:

  • What is a research poster?
  • What should a research poster include?
  • Lots of examples including some made by VIU students for CREATE

View the What is a research poster? video


What is an Infographic?

The following video covers the following:

  • What is an Infographic?
  • Examines a number of different types of infographics and best practices for each type

View the What is an Infographic? video


Basic Poster Formatting

Good for Research Posters and Infographics

For CREATE - Poster size is 36" x 48" or 48" x 36"

The video covers:

  • How to format a poster in PowerPoint
  • How to insert words and pictures
  • How to save it to various file types
  • Tips and suggestions regarding fonts, colours, and basic layout

View the Basic Poster Formatting video


How to prepare a 10-minute presentation

This video covers:

  • What is a 10-minute presentation?
  • Best practices for the slide and speaking parts
  • A brief intro to how 10-minute presentations will go at CREATE

View the How to prepare a 10-minute presentation video


How to Slam!

Originally created for sharing with Dr. M. Hopwood's class during Spring, but great for anyone interested in doing a Slam! at CREATE. The video covers:

  • What is a Slam?
  • How to properly format a Slam
  • Best practices for the slide and speaking parts

View the How to Slam! video

Schedule

The 'what, when and where' for CREATE. More information coming soon!


Ways to Present

From posters to short films. This is where you will find info on all the different ways to participate at CREATE.


Registration

Early Bird registrations will be accepted until March 6, 2023. All those that come in after March 6 will be accepted based on space availability.


Workshops

If you need to learn how to make a poster, or do well with a Slam, make sure to check out one of our student workshops!


Awards and Prizes

More information coming soon!